Posted by Chris Reynolds
I recently received a call from someone with an Indian accent who claimed to be from Spark and wanted to help me with my Fibre router because I had 18 connections and someone was using vast amounts of my data.
To prove that he was genuine he got me to go to the windows command box and type in ASSOC. He then read the last long serial number off the list and said it was my unique number to prove he was genuine.
The number starts with 888DCA60 and IS IDENTICAL ON ALL WINDOWS MACHINES for the last 15 years.
Please please hang up and report the call to Spark as one of the local subcontractors is clearly passing fibre connection details back to India.
Whatever they say DO NOT INSTALL TEAMVIEWER as it gives them total control of your machine.